Credit Suisse executives reassure investors after CDS spike, Financial Times reports

Oct 2 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) executives spent the weekend reassuring large clients, counterparties and investors about its liquidity and capital position, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. A spokesman for Credit Suisse declined to comment on the report when contacted by Reuters. Executives made the calls after spreads Credit Suisse credit default swaps … Read more

Analysis: Under water: how the Bank of England threw markets a lifeline

Bank of England bought bonds after pension fund pleas Some UK pension funds faced problematic margin calls BoE support seen as giving window to build collateral British government’s unfunded tax plan spooked markets LONDON/NEW YORK, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Calls to the Bank of England saying some British pension funds were struggling to meet margin … Read more

UK’s Truss tries to reassure on economic plan

Defends economic plan, saying it is right Also tries to reassure Says Kwarteng made decision on high tax rate BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 2 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss tried to reassure her party and the public on Sunday by saying she should have done more to “lay the ground” for an economic plan … Read more

Tencent shifts focus to majority deals, overseas gaming assets for growth

HONG KONG, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Tencent is resetting its M&A strategy to put more focus on buying majority stakes mainly in overseas gaming companies, as the tech giant eyes global expansion to offset slowing growth at home in China, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Tencent Holding Ltd (0700.HK) has for years … Read more

Japan spent record of nearly $20.0 bln on intervention to support the yen

Intervention drains nearly 15% of readily available funds Japan can avoid selling U.S. Treasury bills for now – analysts Impact of further intervention may diminish – analysts TOKYO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Japan spent up to a record 2.8 trillion yen ($19.7 billion) intervening in the foreign exchange market last week to prop up the … Read more

S&P cuts UK rating outlook after tax cut plan

LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s cut the outlook for its AA credit rating for British sovereign debt on Friday to “negative” from “stable” as it judged Prime Minister Liz Truss’s tax cut plans would cause debt to keep rising. Finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng announced around 45 billion pounds ($50 billion) … Read more

Barclays hit by $361 million U.S. penalty for ‘staggering’ blunder

Sept 30 (Reuters) – British lender Barclays (BARC.L) agreed a $361 million penalty with U.S. regulators on Thursday for “staggering” failures that led it to oversell $17.7 billion of structured products, racking up further costs for an error that has blighted CEO C.S. Venkatakrishnan’s first year in charge. The bank said after London market close … Read more

UK pension funds ask corporates for cash after gilt blow-up -sources

LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – British pension funds with big losses in gilt market derivatives have sought emergency funds from the companies they manage money for as they race to dump assets to raise cash, industry sources said on Friday. Many pension funds were caught out during the surge in bond yields this week that … Read more

Elon Musk set to showcase Tesla’s humanoid robot after delay

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk has said a robot business will be worth more than its cars, and on Friday investors, customers and potential workers expect to see a prototype at Tesla’s “AI Day” that could prove whether the bot named “Optimus” is ready for work. The robot will … Read more

EU countries approve energy windfall levies, turn to gas price cap

EU approves energy windfall profit levies Countries eye gas price caps as their next move States split over how to contain sky-high prices BRUSSELS, Sept 30 (Reuters) – European Union countries agreed on Friday to impose emergency levies on energy firms’ windfall profits, and began talks on their next move to tackle Europe’s energy crunch … Read more